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Friday, June 12, 2009

12th June







Large Skipper (above), I am not 100% sur on the one below, it is similar in apearance to the above but is smaller with rounded wings.


These caterpillars I would normally have thought to be recently emerged Peacocks but they are normally on nettles. These were on rough grassland, with not a nettle in sight.


A brief of the last few days:

Greenfinch: A leucistic male has been visiting the feeding stations around the park from 7th.
Grey Wagtail: 3 on area 6 at 7.55am on the 9th.
Collared Dove: Two birds flew east at 8.05am on the10th
Common Tern: Two birds flew in high from the north at 11.30am on the 11th.

12th
Garganey:
The long staying drake has just started to moult.
Nuthatch:
One was calling from the Oak trees in area 2 at 11.30am, then later in the day it was in area 29. The bird however was never seen.
Great crested Grebe: A third pair has hatched out some young, this time in area 6, opposite the bandstand.
Little Owl: Still no sign of any young.
Common Tern:One fishing around the lake.
Grey Wagtail: One in area 6 this morning.



3 comments:

stuart said...

Fantastic photos of the Little Owl Tony!

Tony Duckett said...

Cheers Stuart

He performed very well during the morning, sometimes flying towards me.

Neil said...

I second stuarts comment

Ive had a look for your caterpillers but cant fiond an exact match